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It's Food Day: Here's What You Need to Know
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 7:59am | Type: Blog

It is incredibly apt that this year’s Food Day is dedicated to farmworkers, who occupy the invisible base of our nation’s food system. There is an ancient Sanskrit mantra — Anna ...

Minister Ejected From Florida Supermarket for Support of Farmworker Justice
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Throughout the holiday season we will gather at tables to enjoy the company of those we love and the food of our hearts. I encourage you to take a moment and give thanks for those hands who struggle day in and ...

Support Farmworkers this Lent: Fast for Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100307-ciw-farmworkers1.jpg"></a>Will you be giving up chocolate for Lent? Coffee? Then why not fast for justice? Why not abstain from shopp ...

Human Trafficking and the Food We Buy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

January 11 is recognized around the world as <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/trafficking/" target="_blank">Human Trafficking</a> Awareness Day. J ...

Walking the Talk in the Fight for Fair Food Practices
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: In November, ...

One More Cent Means More Dignity for Farmworkers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101020-tomato.jpg"></a>On October 13, the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/01/30/seeking-reconciliation-between-rich-and-poor-in-im ...

How Technology Fought Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

A couple of months ago, the <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/">MetaFilter</a> weblog community came together to rescue a couple of young Russian women from the clutches of a <a href= ...

Month of Protests Reveals Grocer's True Colors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<script type="text/javascript"></script><p> Young and old, large and small, farmers and pastors, men and women all lined the streets in front of Publix grocery stores in Florida las ...

Penny Per Pound Is Gaining Ground: Join the Call for Tomato Worker Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ciw-online.org"></a>Romeo Ramirez knows a thing or two about abuse. Ramirez became a spokesperson for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in the mid  ...

Modern Slavery, Modern Abolitionists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Two hundred years after slavery was declared illegal in Great Britain, and 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States, an estimated 27 million people remain enslaved around ...

Partnerships to End Poverty, Led by the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The Poverty Initiative, based at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, has a mission "to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to en ...

Demanding Justice for the People that Harvest our Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://go.sojo.net/campaign/ciw_kroger"></a>Last weekend I watched the documentary Food, Inc. and it left me inspired in a surprising way ...

Seeking Reconciliation Between Rich and Poor in Immokalee
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

When I think of Immokalee, my mind remembers a place where reconciliation has come alive. When I think of Immokalee, my mind remembers a place where reconciliation has come alive. ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention. It was quite a busy year fo ...

International Migrants Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Eight years ago, the United Nations proclaimed Dec. 18 as <a href="http://www.nnirr.org/">International Migrants Day</a>. Eight years ago, the United Nations ...

'Veggie Delite': Tomato Pickers Win Wage Increase from Subway
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

As the third largest fast-food chain in the world adds its name to a <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1346">growing list of giants to deliver wage increases and working conditi ...

Burger King Agrees to Raise Wages for Tomato Workers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announced Friday that after a prolonged and often heated campaign, Burger King has agreed to award tomato pickers 1.5 cents per pound of tomatoes picked, the equi ...